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Morning Teaser 'After serving my master for 5 years, he wants to send away empty handed'

Why would a man want to discard his apprentice few months to his freedom?

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A really worried man

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"Dear Pulse,

My name is Ndubuisi and I am a 24-year-old young man undergoing an apprenticeship in Lagos. I joined my master who happens to be my mother's cousin, about five years ago, to learn a trade.

He owns a thriving spare parts business with over 10 shops in Lagos and Anambra States. My master travels almost six times every year to Asia to import his goods and when I joined him after my secondary school, the idea was for me to serve him for five years after which he would settle me and I can then start out on my own.

But it seems my master is planning to send me away empty handed with just few months left for me to be free. I even heard that he did such a thing to two other boys that served him in the past, always coming up with accusations on them and sending them packing.

What happened in my case is that a regular customer came last month to buy goods worth over N350,000. The man is the purchasing manager of a transport company who buys goods in millions at a go.

In fact, most times, my boss give him such goods on credit and the man pays up at most, a week later.

On this occasion, my oga was not in town and the man came to get the goods. When I told him my oga was not around, he called him and he spoke to me that I should give the man the goods, with the man promising to pay in the money to our account in two day's time.

But I was surprised when my oga came back and told me that I connived with the customer to steal his good and money. I was shocked and when I called the customer to tell him, the man said he had paid the money.

The next thing was that my oga called the police to arrest me and told that he discovered that I have been conniving with customers to steal his money.

Even when the man who bought the goods came to the station and said that he had paid the money and showed the teller, my oga said the teller was for a different payment.

Being that he has money, he gave the police money and they locked me up for three weeks and when my people managed to bail me, my oga is still bent on making sure I go to prison for what I know nothing of, just because he does not want to settle me with just about six months to go.

I never knew he could be this wicked.

Someone should please help me out of this matter.

Ndubuisi."

Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we ask: what do you think Ndubuisi should do in this instance? 

What would you do if your boss wants to send you away without paying after many years of service?»

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